Articles by Nutrition

Matter Of Fat: The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Dr Shweta Khandelwal explains the dangers of trans fats, and why nutrition is interlinked with so many other variables like fiscal and other policies and the empowerment of civil society.

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Why Food Labels Need To Be Upfront, Useful And Understandable

Legible front of the pack labeling with symbols warning consumers about possibly dangerous ingredients is critical to check the rising rate of non-communicable diseases.

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A Platform For Nutrition

A unique interactive digital platform brings everyone working on nutrition under one digital roof, and helps them connect, communicate and work with each other.

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These Mamata Gharas Prevent Child Malnutrition

Over 1, 800 tribal children in high-malnutrition pockets of Keonjhar district find succour in creches which feed and protect them while their parents work.

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Can An Infant's First Stool Predict It's Obesity Risk?

A recent study says the bacteria found in a newborn's first stool can help predict it's chances of developing obesity later in life

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It Takes A Village: How Tribal Hamlet Now Knows Its Nutrition Rights

Angul district in Odisha was a victim of severe undernutrition, until an NGO involved the tribal community to ensure that they knew, and demanded their rights to proper nutrition.

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Diabetic? Here’s How To Avoid COVID-19

Diabetic patients might have a higher risk of severe infection, but there are ways to bring down the odds. Here’s some.

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‘The Meanest Of All The Fats’

Hydrogenated Trans Fats in our food cause irreparable harm to our cardiovascular system, killing more than 500,000 people every year. We need to cap it now.

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An Undertaker’s Lesson On Obesity

If the world listens to the simple words of a man who told his story way back in 1863, we can reverse the epidemic of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases which plague us today.

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Trans Fats: The Devil Is In The Details

India plans to cap the amount of this deadly unsaturated fat found across various food sectors before the WHO deadline of 2023. But some loopholes in the draft law need to be plugged first.

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